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SUPERIOR - Students part of Superior’s Senior Social class are required
to do a service project.
"Hoops for hope has a nice ring to it so we thought it
fit well," said Annie Archambeau, a senior at Superior High School.
But it isn't just any old 3–on–3 basketball tournament; it's
a benefit to help out a therapeutic horseback riding organization called North Country Ride.
Archambeau said, "To bring light to an organization
like this that really does great things, that is right here in our area that
not many people know about I mean that's awesome."
North Country Ride helps a wide variety of people from the
disabled to at risk youth experience something they normally couldn't.
"We are able to transform their lives. They can ride a
horse where they've never been able to walk; they can sit up where they've
never been able to sit up before. We've even had people speak their first words
on a horse and they've never spoken before," said Judy Peterson, an
instructor at North Country Ride.
Archambeau knows just how much the charitable organization
means as she used to attend the program growing up.
"It's just a different experience to be able to bond
with a horse and teach your body how to move with the horse and for someone
like me that was really cool," said Archambeau.
The eight seniors look at the tournament as their way of
giving back to an organization that changes the lives of so many.
"It feels really good as seniors; this is kind of our
last big thing before we graduate to be able to give back to an organization
that's given so much to the community," added Archambeau.
The seniors hope to raise upwards of $500.
you are interested in helping out, North Country Ride is always
looking for volunteers.